Film - CineVision Competition Filmfest 2017


Directed by Léa Mysius


Director: Léa Mysius
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: France
Year: 2017
Language: French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano, Daouda Diakhate, Baptiste Archimbaud, Franck Beckmann, Ismaël Capelot, Valentine Cadic
18+ (no age rating)



Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother decides to act as if everything were normal and try to spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her own way. She steals a big black dog that belongs to a young man on the run...

Meet the director


Léa Mysius

After studying literature, Léa Mysius graduated from the Fémis screenwriting department in 2014. She has directed three award-winning short films selected for a number of festivals: CADAVRE EXQUIS, LES OISEAUX-TONNERRE, selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation award, and L'ILE JAUNE co-directed with Paul Guilhaume. She has also written with other directors, notably Arnaud Desplechin. AVA is her first feature.


Screenplay: Léa Mysius, Paul Guilhaume
Director of Photography: Paul Guilhaume
Film Editor: Pierre Deschamps
Composer: Florencia Di Concilio
Production Designer: Esther Mysius
Sound: Yolande Decarsin, Alexis Meynet, Victor Praud
Producer: Jean-Louis Livi, Fanny Yvonnet
Production Company: F Comme Film, Trois Brigands Productions
Co-Production Company: Arte France Cinema
World Sales: Bac Films Distribution